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, kathy. it's because of her i'm here today and here at the city university. i sworn after i left maryland having left rutgers i would not go back to the university again. i'm glad i have broken that promise to myself and here. it's a pleasure to be on the podium again. we met in the '70s what we were both regarded as a radical scholar. some might not think that anymore. francis and i were asked by james mcgreger burns to be the co-chair of the american political science invention program. we came up with a program that even i think jim burns was a little alarmed by. he in fact put in to action. i have known francis since then. she has remained an honest and authentic voice of progressivism and radicalism with a deep interest with those they have shown -- the homeless and the poor. not how they can be helped but how they find ways to help themselves through the movement and work that they do. it's a pleasure to have her perspective this afternoon in responding to these comments. i'm very pleasured to jackie davis, the chairman of the -- and rachel and members of the executive committee the
in connection with a man and woman who were found bound and gagged on a city street in december. the man had been shot and later died. >>> checking other bay area headlines now, tonight officials in san bruno will discuss the troubling topic of gun violence. the city council is considering a resolution that would support assistance at state and federal levels. tonight city council meeting begins at 7:00. >>> another milestone this afternoon for the upcoming america's cup yacht race. a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned at a new cruise ship terminal at the port of san francisco. that will be the headquarters for the 34th america's cup. >> you said you saw some boats on the water? >> i think the oracle boat was out there on a beautiful day on the bay and more to come. >> no kidding. i like it. >> only getting better. hard to believe. >>> winter is winding down but it seemed look it ended in december. we haven't had a whole lot of rain since then. nice start to the day, patchy fog at the coast, otherwise looking good so far. they are working on those new lig
mike seidel. he's in kansas city, where this storm, by the way, is hitting two days after that huge explosion and fire in the downtown area. but it's just one of the cities in the path. mike, good evening. >> and good evening, brian. so far this storm has been responsible for five deaths here in kansas city. a wall of white rolled through this morning, dumping snow, as much as 3 inches an hour, shutting down the airport and causing a state of emergency. that scene was repeated across many cities and areas of the midwest. armed with snowplows and shovels, the midwest today tried its best to fight back against a wicked winter storm that brought strong winds. near whiteout conditions. even thundersnow. as the deadly system that brought record snow to arizona, oklahoma and texas swept into the great plains today, schools and businesses were closed, and transportation in several states nearly ground to a halt. in kansas, authorities closed dozens of roads and highways, including a 90-mile stretch of interstate 70. parts of the state were buried under more than 14 inches of snow today. it
of new york city is dead at the age of 88. >>> alaskan flight, the pilot passing out in the cockpit. the first officer forced to take control. >>> and the superstar and the super bowl, beyonce uses her singing voice to silence some of her critics. ♪ and the rockets red glare >> vowing to sing live on sunday as america gets set for its big game. >> and we're getting set with al in san francisco and natalie live in baltimore "today," friday, february 1st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. you did not have to grow up in new york city to know the name ed koch, who served as mayor for three terms from 1978 to 1989 and used his sometimes combative style to help rescue the city from near financial ruin. >> i did grow up around here. he was a force. when you would come across a voter, he would always say, how am i doing? am i doing okay? he died overnight at new york presb
once he retires. we'll tell you what it is just ahead. >>> flipping the switch. we'll tell you why city streets throughout san jose are about to become brighter just ahead. >>> headed back to the international space station. space x gets this much closer. we'll take a look coming up. >> she had half of her dinner and headed north and just kept heading north and heading north. >> heading north. >> heading wherever she wants to go. soaring the skies over the bay. the high tech twist that helped rescuers tail a bald eagle on a three-day flight. we'll have that just ahead. >>> it's been said many times before anything worth having is worth waiting for. i guess we'll find out later tonight if that's truly the case when the san jose city council gets its very first look at a plan to revitalize japantown. the original plan had to be shelved when the economy took a turn for the worst five years ago. bob redell is live with more on why this thing has new life now. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. for many years the city of san jose has wanted to redevelop this five to si
to the flat section, no brake lights and remark is moving nicely to foster city and a nice commute at 15 minute drive. c.h.p. updating the location of this accident westbound 580 before north flynn and car blew a tire and hit the embankment and hit the shoulder. we have a muni delay with the powell/mason shuttle now a bus. >> drivers, you need to know your options as the clock counts down to total elimination of the toll takers on the golden gate bridge with a news conference to send out a big warning. cornell bernard is live at the bridge. cornell? >> imagine the golden gate bridge without any toll takers. in a month they will be gone, all electronic tolling is here. starting this morning the bridge district will kickoff a series of public awareness campaigns aimed at the 30 percent of drivers who still pay with cash. there will be hand outs, signs, and information onlynn -- online. you can sign unfor fast cash or register the license plate with a credit card and pay as you go or pay one time online. cash payments are set up as gas stations if tourists and if that does not work you can
and light across the span. 13 minutes is that drive time between hayward and foster city. so if we go to our maps, we can show you more areas of roadwork, that long stretch of 880 from 23rd to jackson has roadwork in various lanes. that's oakland all the way down into hayward this morning. it's so early that we're seeing a lot of green on our sensors and green for our color-coded guide means speeds over 40 miles per hour. pretty much everything moving at the limit in the south bay. the altamont pass ride is looking good coming through livermore. and bart so far no delay. everything on time. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> all right, elizabeth. thank you. >>> here's a story you don't hear every day. a minivan hit a camel who broke out of its east bay enclosure twice. a veterinarian is set to examine rudy the camel today. according to police, the 10- year-old animal doesn't appear to be injured after he ran away from the accident scene in concord. police called in some cowboys to help out. >> i have been a cowboy my
in a northern city and mali. the french-led a forces recaptured the city last month that they have since been on alert. on saturday, there is a suicide bomber blew itself up a separate -- and a security checkpoint. no one was injured. one day earlier, a soldier was wounded when another suicide bomber targeted the same outpost. >> the suicide attack in the biggest city in the north of mali is significant because it's the second such attack since friday. on friday morning, we saw the first suicide attack since the conflict began since the french arrived. the suicide attacks on the city seemed to be a change of tactics. most of the armed groups that occupied the city and others had been pushed out by air strikes from the french and dutch troops from a ballet. -- troops from mali. but they worry that laying explosives rises on the road could increase the coming months and people of mali will be worried about how they have to deal with it. they're not used to dealing with guerrilla tactics like this and the french have said they're keen to pull out as soon as possible. whoever is left, whether it'
a historical and cultural city. >> we have delayed our review and been disappointed by the absolute silence of the regime. we also expressed condemnation and surprise at the international silence. the regime is moving into ethnic cleansing. this is not a military target. the regime is destroying a historic and cultural city. >> karachi is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous cities in the world. more than two dozen people have been killed there in sectarian and political attacks over the last year. >> in one of the most dangerous cities of pakistan, this is its most dangerous neighborhood. affectively a city within a city, complete with official security. on the surface these young men look like they are catching up with friends. but this is an intelligence service. they keep up with all movement and if they sensed danger, they reach for their guns. strangers are generally not welcome. even at play, they keep a close eye on things. the neighborhood is run by this man. a tribal leader. much like a landlord, he has on questioned powers. he is angry at his political partners who he says
was shot in a city in northeast china. people can be seen strolling and going about their business across the border in north korea. the close proximity of the two countries raises concerns in china that its neighbor's nuclear program could undernine security. xi jinping has opposed the nuclear tests. he discussed peace and security on the korean peninsula with a special envoy from south korea. he said china continues to maintain that eliminating nuclear arms and prevents per forrations of mass weapons. >> translator: china should be tougher on north korea. nuclear weapons are deadly. i think we should solve this problem by imposing diplomatic sanctions. >> translator: china is too lenient on north korea. our national security and interests are at stake. we should stand more firmly against the north koreans. >> reporter: but many of china's newspapers took relatively cautious positions on the issue. one called for tightening sanctions against the north. china has not shared close ties with its neighbor, but now that china has achieved the world's second largest gdp, it's got priorities to
. >> in mexico city, at least 25 people are wounded after the explosion at the headquarters of mexico's state owned oil form, the amex. dozens were reportedly trapped after the explosion with authorities warning the number of casualties could rise. the blast occurred in the basement of the building an office complex that also houses one of the city's tallest skyscrapers. the cause of the blast is still unknown. the company said the region they have to evacuate the building because of an electrical issue, but later tweeted that the attorney general's office was investigating the blast. and other news from mexico, thousands of campesinos marched in the capital thursday to protest the planting of genetically modified corn by u.s. corporations. u.s. firms monsanto, dupont, and dow have applied for permits to grow millions of acres of genetically modified corn in northern mexico. opponents say the crops will inflict poverty and forced migration on indigenous people and peasants, some of whom have been farming corn for generations. the national union of autonomous regional peasant organizations has
emanuel has ordered a flood of cops into the city's most violent neighborhoods today. there have been seven shootings since last night, but it was the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl just a mile from president obama's chicago home that prompted this crackdown, and dean reynolds has more. >> hadiya pendleton was shot in the back on tuesday as she and some friends gathered at this park on the way home from high school. targeted, police said, by a gunman who likely thought they were rival gang members trespassing on his turf. damon stewart is hadiya's godfather and a chicago policeman. >> wrong place, wrong time-- one individual walks in, and somebody does a shooting. nothing you can do about it. >> reporter: but the plan announced today to shift 200 police officers from desk jobs to street duty is one initiative designed to saturate gang- infested neighborhoods with law enforcement. >> as we grieve for hadiya, we need to work together to protect our greatest resource-- the children of the city of chicago. >> reporter: but earlier this month, the mayor admitted it will take more tha
with city leaders tonight to try to sell the plan. if they can't, it's possible that nothing will be done. it's hard to say if that will satisfy anyone, either. in marin county, john ramos, kpix 5. >>> mobile5 and kpix 5's ken bastida on the road tonight to tell us how bad the commute has gotten. >> reporter: yeah, hi, allen. we're here on the embarcadero in san francisco. and we're caught in the evening commute as is pretty normal for this time of night in the bay area. you're going to get it one way or another. the folks at texas a & m transit institute put together a study. they wanted to find out what were the worst cities in america when it comes to commute traffic. we're not the worst but pretty close. let's look at the chart here. it looks like washington, d.c. comes in number one. believe it or not, it can take up to three hours to complete a commuter drive that normal takes about 30 minutes when it's noncommute time. second place, los angeles. it's a mess down there. they got 15 million people. that's understandable. and then third, san fra
the stores in one particular indication. the first robbery we know happened here at pentagon city mall, very busy as we all know. the second in downtown frederick in the middle of the day. now police in both jurisdictions working together to solve these crimes. take a look at some surveillance video of the attack ha happened tuesday -- attack that happened tuesday. at 1:30 at colonial jewelers in downtown frederick. the men force the employees down, spray one with pepper spray, smash into the jewelry case and take off with rolex watches. at pentagon city four men ran inside a store, forcing two employees out of the shop. they smashed the glass case 20 times with a hammer and take off with 27 rings worth $128,000. >> very bold behavior. it's a crowded mall, 11:00 a.m. broad daylight, a very bold behavior. this is something we haven't seen in arlington for a while. >> reporter: the suspects both we're told used hammers during their attack. so that's one common theme that we're seeing here and they both had getaway cars. one leaving downtown frederick. one leaving and smashing through the arm g
next week. >>> also, judy valente reports on the city long known for its religious conservatism that spent all last year fostering interfaith understanding. >>> and sufi whirling dervishes at washington's smithsonian institution. >>> welcome. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. a dramatic developme this week the catholic church's sex abuse crisis. prominent retired cardinal roger mahony was stripped of his public and administrative church duties in los angeles amid widespread criticism of how he covered up allegations of child sex abuse by priests. l.a.'s current archbishop jose gomez took the unprecedented step as the archdiocese began releasing internal documents which revealed the extent to which mahony worked to protect the church from the abuse scandal. gomez said the behavr described in the files was "sad and evil." mahony has issued several apologies for his actions. advocates for sex abuse victims called this a largely symbolic move. but church experts say it's the first time in the crisis that any action has been taken against such a high-rank
obesity in one of america ' s fastest cities. >>--- fattest cities. >> new orleans, whose rich cuisine draws tourists from around the globe, but its own residents eating choices get much of the blame for the city possibly as high levels of obesity. >> we have some of the biggest people in the world. it has become normalized. that is the real crisis. we think it is ok. >> but not for the health and education policymakers trying to change bad habits from the ground up. >> is kind of coming up out -- from this broccoli, little yellow flowers will grow. >> kids from low income families who really have access to fresh food learn about the nutritional value of the crops they grow themselves. this is one of dozens of local programs around the nation trying to reverse the national epidemic of obesity. >> my favorite part of garden is when we get to learn about food and health and crops that make you strong and big and tall. >> by teaching kids with their food comes from, you were giving them information about the choices that they make. maybe the next and what a snack, they reach for an apple.
't be long before the city goes bankrupt. of the report shows the city will accumulate a $745 million budget deficit over the next decade because of a growing gap in how much the city earns and the amount it spends. that deficit would be even bigger at $2 billion if you factor in what the city needs for infrastructure repairs and retiree healthcare benefits. according to the report, if the city does not enact major reforms, it will go bankrupt. the 10-year forecast was commissioned by the city from an outside firm in philadelphia. mayor rawltings blake is expected to propose financial reforms next week based on that report. linda stow, abc 2 news. >>> thousands of people are celebrating the raven's super bowl win, violence hit the streets of baltimore. just two ploks from pratt street, police say a fight led to a triple stabbing and that a teenager is dead. this happened around 1:30 yesterday afternoon at the corner of howard and fayette. the teens were between the ages of 15 and 16 years old. one teen is in critical condition, the other is in serious condition. abc 2 news has found a memor
88 years. i have no regrets. >> the late great former new york mayor, ed koch. as brash as the city he led. >> i changed the city of new york. i gave people back their morale. >> his own words, a true american oerm. >> plus, game on. our super bowl preview, the big game, the big hits. cnn's rachel nichols and pat o'brien cover it all. >> also, this just in. jennifer lawrence, wait, she's approaching at high speed. >> that's what i'm talking ability. >> thank goodness. this is breaking news. >> after thursday's electrifying entrance, the two-time oscar nominee brings back the drama and her director, david o. russell. >> i have been terribly blessed. >> and she reveals what she thinks of me. >> we were texting. i said i had to be here. i said, i'm going to be on piers morgan with you, and his reply was, ooh, we're so cool. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening. on a day of a deadly attack on a u.s. embassy in turkey and rising protests against egypt, the changing of the guard in the state department paused to pay tribute to ed koch, the mayor of new york died of congestiv
ramon. a seven-year survey determined many speed limits in the city were just too slow and most drivers were already going faster than the posted limit. the hope is slightly higher speed limits will ease traffic congestion. >> i think people drive that fast, five or ten miles over the speed limit anyway. i don't see any accidents or anything so it doesn't concern me. >> here's a look at the san ramon streets where the limits are to be raised. the new limits will take effect february 22. limit won't be raised on residential streets or roads near schools >>> another will be pressured into citing the pledge of allegiance at the el cerrito council meetings. they voted to change the 30lecy for future meetings. they will still say the pledge but those who don't want to will be invited to observe a moment of silence instead. they voted to change the policy for future meetings. >> one of the things that came up in our strategic planning for the city was a limitation of the city we do things because that's the way we have always done them. i want to
of caution. >> in kansas city people are still trying to get themselves out of the snow dumped on them last week. now they're facing more. >> as you can see behind me what we are dealing with. >> officials are pleading with residents to stay off the road. >> we have--declared a deft as an emergency for kansas and missouri. the the texas panhandle was hit hard. take a look from amarillo. >> you can see snow drifts from 1-3 feed. >> here is a yardstick peeking out of an almost 3 ft. snowdrift. thothose who venture out have to deal with strong winds and poor visibility. is what to call a historical was it. >> imf melisa reney. >> so far this morning as f zero is only reporting a handful of delayed flights to texas. the only cancellations of all flights to kansas city. as always, if you had a fight today. call ahead and check with your carrier before heading to an airport. >> much quieter here with our weather let us turn to erica. >> before we get to our weather let us look at satellite and radar. a brutal blizzard has impacted the southern plains. another foot is expected heading into the res
in police custody. and then, of course, there's the city of chicago. more people killed there last year than american troops killed in afghanistan. more than 40 gun murders so far just this year, and today they announced a new strategy. nbc's kevin tibbles starts us off from there tonight. good evening. >> brian, 2013 is barely a month old and already 42 murders in the city of chicago. the latest has galvanized this city into taking action. >> no one gets a pass. >> reporter: today, chicago city officials went on the offensive. taking aim at gun violence by calling for background checks on gun buyers. >> loss of any child, in any community, in this city, is a loss to the entire city. reporter: moving 200 more officers from behind their desks to the streets. >> if i have to put a policeman here, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365, we're going to make a point that this territory belongs to the community. >> i'm hadiya, year 2015. >> reporter: the victims have names and families. 15-year-old honor student, hadiya pendelton, has become the latest face of violence in this city. in sixth grade, sh
in kansas city. their verdict up a couple of inches this morning. is the icy conditions and midland taxes as well. we will be tracking for the latest blizzard conditions that are moving in with the snow. if you have any flights out of the bay area airports today, even if there aren't any problems here the weather could back you up especially in chicago. >> internet providers will began to warn users of illegal down loads. the copyright alert system is being activated to target users who may be sharing files illegally. the new system will prompt internet service providers such a rise in or at&t to notify customers was at an address has been involved in piracy. a press will be given up to six opportunities to stop. the internet providers will take more drastic steps of the user continues such as slowing the connection. the next generation of smart bombs is just weeks away. samsung announced it will unveil the galaxy for on march 14th. the release marsilid as the by is and what is rapidly becoming a to follow race for supremacy on the mobile landscape, apple is the other big player. the the
. this is mexico city. the blast killed at least 26 people and wounded more than 100 people. it happened in the basement of a neighboring building. >>> a grueling day for chuck hagel. the choice for secretary of defense spent much of the day on the defensive with senators grilling hagel on his statements on israel and iran. this was not pretty. was it enough to secure a cabinet position? here is cnn's chris lawrence. >> they attacked chuck hagel from all sides. >> why do you think the iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination for secretary of defense? >> give me an example where we've been intim dated by the israeli jewish lobby to do something dumb? >> at time he stumbled through his answers and had to repeatedly correct himself. >> i have just been handed a note that i misspoke. >> reporter: leading one senator to say -- >> i want to clarify the clarify. >> reporter: in the muddle, some things became clear. hagel supports a negotiated reductions in america's nuclear weapons. he'll push for spouses of gay and lesbian troops to receive benefits and he believes the u.s
the super bowl to the super bust. i'm charles payne in for neil cavuto. ravens may be champs, but the city looking like chumps. financial ruin and the highest taxes in the the state take a toll and should the democrats in washington take heed because just this week, a group of them unveiled a 300 billion dollar tax hike they say will help pay down the debt. can america afford it? to ben stein and dagen mcdowell, along with adam lashinsky and gary k, more taxes? >> jumpy, mo yummy, more taxes course not. you hand it it to washington d.c. inefficient, ineffective and every program they've ever run is bankrupt and it's the worst possible thing to do and amazing to watch they said they'd only raise taxes on the so-called privileged few, but everybody got a payroll tax hike and unfortunately, we're hearing from reid, pelosi and unemployment still at 7.9% and we have yet to feel the effects of things to come. >> dagen, i've got to tell you, one way they think you can fix the economy, taxes, taxes, taxes, it's nuts. >> we got that cbo report this past week, 7 trillion dollar in additional defici
this country, just today. and tonight, the plan to fight back in the city hardest hit. >>> sneak attack. chinese hackers launch an all-out assault on two of the biggest corporate names in america as the thought of cyber warfare just became more real for a lot of americans. >>> mixed signals in the american economy. wall street closes out its best january in almost 20 years. but what about the other indicators that we're headed for more trouble. >>> and breaking her silence. beyonce shows up in new orleans, and in the process delivers what one reporter called the first in your face moment of the super bowl. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. the people at the brady campaign to prevent gun violence, the people who also compile the numbers, tell us that so far today, 203 people have been shot in this country. that's just today, and just as of 6:00 p.m. eastern time. among the shootings, kauffman, texas, an assistant district attorney gunned down and killed outside the courthouse wher
cities that had been held by al qaeda-linked fighters. the french air force is continuing its campaign in northern mali. we have the latest from the capital, bamako. >> the french have been carrying out more airstrikes against kidal in the northeast of mali and also a nearby town. they are targeting fuel storage , arms caches, and training bases. it seems as though this military campaign against al qaeda- linked rebels is moving into a different stage. we have followed the military offensive on the ground, traditional, armored columns moving north, capturing various towns, the city of timbuktu. now it is desert and mountains. the population centers are smaller and more spaced out. it is an area where the remaining rebel elements appear to be holed up. it seems the french are trying to cut off their supply route, put them in a position where they cannot survive there. that there is the proximity of the long algerian border and the possibility the rebels could simply disappear over the border in order to regroup and come back at a later stage. >> a political rallies brewing inside of ira
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now!" >> i will not rest until we're able to make this kind of witness in this city so that the power structure will have to say, we cannot stop this movement and the only way to deal with it is to give these people what we owe them and what their god-given rights and their constitutional rights demand. ♪ >> you have got to keep the white and the blacks separate. >> "king: a filmed record...from montgomery to memphis." in a black history month special, we air excerpts of the releasing oscar-nominated documentary about dr. martin luther king and the rise of the civil-rights movement. the film was originally screened for one night only in 1970 in more than 600 theaters across the united states. it has rarely been seen since then in the past four decades. today in a "democracy now!" special, we air extensive footage of the montgomery bus boycott, and in its 50th anniversary year of the 1963 march on washington for jobs and freedom, we hear dr. king and his own words. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. a
is elected there will be two popes living just a few yards away from each other here in vatican city. critics suggest having two popes both with the same key aides serving them is going to cause conflict but the vatican insists while the situation is unique, no trouble will arise. pope benedict will be called your holiness and will continue to wear a white robe. but he is trading his famous red shoes for a brown pair he received on a trip to mexico. >> when the pope was asked what he wanted to wear, he told, i want the shoes from leone in mexico. >> reporter: pope benedict asked the faithful to pray for the cardinals who will choose his successor. 115 cardinals under the age of 80 will vote in a secret election early next month. certainly one of the questions people here in rome have been asking are what exactly will this pope do now that he is in retirement? the pope has said he wants too rededicate himself to prayer and meditation. he basically says we will not see him after he abdicates tomorrow. >> can you tell us, what is it an emotional addre
. >> san jose city council will take a look at plans to revitalize the city's japan town. it's a project that's been years in the making and not without a few bumps in the road. "today in the bay's" bob redell live in san jose with what's involved with those new plans. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. it all centers on this five to six acre parcel of land that's right here in the heart of japan town. a spot that the city has wanted to re-vitalize for some time. years ago when we were out there as archaeologist excavated artifacts from that era and then this became the city's corporation yard but for the past several years it's sat dormant. dead concrete patch as you can see in the middle of what is a usually vibrant community. today san jose city council will decide whether or not to approve the basic redevelopment plans for this site and to give permission for staff to continue talks with a developer. the developer is williams and dane development. they would like to build six buildings on here that would house 600 apartment units, retail space, green space fo
and brash mayor, and the people of new york city loved him. we'll tell you about that, straight ahead. christine. >>> and the first jobs report of 2013 released in an hour and a half. the numbers for you, what it means for the health of the economy and the jobs market. >> and the defense secretary nominee on the defensive. chuck hagel grilled on capitol hill. did he blow his shot to convince lawmakers that he's the right man for the job? >> friday, february 1st, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. breaking news, we start with. two people have died, several people wounded in explosion that has taken place outside the u.s. embassy in ankara, turkey. chris lawrence joins us from the pentagon. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. not much information right now. turkey authorities are responding to that scene, trying to collect more information. the blast happened just a short while ago, some. news reports out of that area, saw a big flash, heard a big bang. reports of several people wounded near a side gate of the embassy. we're waiting for more information, the
an extraordinary transformation, starting with you. when you look at what's happened to this city, and you made a documentary, that's a key part of that, how do you feel about your legacy? >> i will tell you, frankly .i believe that i created the foundation. i gave people back their morale. cy built 250,000 housing units and affordable rentals. and a whole host of other things. it it created the climate for what ultimately others after me, david dinkins and rudy giuliani and the new mayor, mike bloomberg, particularly him, have done. we are once again the international capital of the world. i honestly truly believe that. >> when you look at what's happening in the gun tonight in america, clearly new york made a clear stand about guns. and it's pretty successful. new york is becoming a pretty city, in comparison to cities like chicago? what's your view on the debate? >> i believe the constitutional amendment to really address the issue. when we're doing like we are doing it a little bit at a time and the united states supreme court has a tendency to strike down what we do, washington, d.c. banne
city mayor ed koch has died. he passed away from congestive heart failure. he had really problems with his health over the last many years. mayor koch elected in 1977. he was a judge on the people's court, and he had been hospitalized recent well fluid on his lungs. moved to intensive care yesterday. he was 88 years old. richard socaridies joins us. writer for "new yorker," former aide to president clinton. when i was a kid growing up in long island, mayor koch was almost a mythical figure. >> larger than life. when i grew up in manhattan, he was mayor, and as you said, he was very feisty, said what he thought. new yorkers loved him. he gave new york some tough love. he would say whatever he thought, famous for savering a city from bankruptcy. but also governing at very challenging times, beginning of the aids crisis. a locality of racial tension and diversity. issues of racial tension and diversity in new york. he served during very challenging times, took very controversial positions, no one questioned he loved the city and a fighter for new york always. >> his personality itsel
've been in mali for four weeks fighting against islamic extremists. in mexico city, rescue workers kept up their search for survivors of an explosion at the offices of mexico's state-run oil company. the blast happened late yesterday, killing at least 33 people and wounding 121 others. rescue workers dug through the rubble of the basement and first three floors of the building where about 250 people worked. the cause of the blast is still unknown and authorities are investigating. the retired cardinal of los angeles, roger mahony, was relieved of all his public duties today by his successor. it came as the diocese released thousands of previously secret documents showing he shielded priests who sexually abused children decades ago. the public censure was unparalleled in the american catholic church. mahony will still be able to celebrate mass and can vote for pope until he turns 80, two years from now. u.s. secretary of energy stephen chu announced today he's stepping down. during his tenure, he came under fire for the handling of a solar energy loan to solyndra. it later went bankrupt and
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